Search Results: "Mick Jagger"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ROLLING STONES 50 by Mick Jagger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A soulless corporate birthday party that sheds no new light on its well-traveled subjects."
At the half-century mark, the "World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band" unambitiously recounts its own story in pictures. Read full book review >

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KIPPER'S BIRTHDAY by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Inkpen's clean, affectionately comical style. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Last seen in an imaginative counting book (Kipper's Toybox, 1992), the appealingly flop-eared little dog is back with a satisfying variation on the old birthday-party-confusion theme. Read full book review >

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NOTHING by Mick Inkpen
by Mick Inkpen, illustrated by Mick Inkpen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Readers searching for deep meanings will find plenty to ponder, especially in the perfect balance between the profoundness of Nothing's mission and the humor of the text. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this delightful tale from Inkpen (Wibbly Pig Makes Pictures, 1995, etc.), the circle goes unbroken when a ratty and abandoned stuffed toy recalls its own true self. Read full book review >

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KIPPER’S RAINY DAY by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A cheerful tale to chase away the rainy-day blues and encourage youngsters to don their foul weather gear and make like the ducks. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Kipper, the perky black-eared pup, returns in a lift-the-flap salute to soggy weather. Read full book review >

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KIPPER by Mick Inkpen
by Mick Inkpen, illustrated by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Appealing, clear watercolor illustrations with plenty of white space make this suitable for lap-reading or a picture book crowd. (Fiction. 2-5)"
Kipper—a dog—decides to clean out his basket, discarding his chewed-up bone and ball and his smelly blanket, with the result that he no longer finds the basket comfortable. Read full book review >

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RIDING ON DUKE'S TRAIN by Mick Carlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"In schools where students are lucky enough to experience classroom jazz studies, this title, combining rich musical history and a 'you are there' approach, is a natural. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Utilizing his encompassing knowledge of Ellington's music, personnel and decades-long touring, Carlon (a veteran middle-school teacher) presents a kid's-eye view whose drama centers on the band's 1939 European tour. Read full book review >

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TYING THE FRINGE KNOTS by Mick Lentz
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A wide-ranging collection of verse from a sure-handed, cleareyed poet."
Tackling science and religion, government and family, Lentz ably covers the waterfront in this perceptive volume of collected verse. Read full book review >

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FIVE BOYS by Mick Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2002

"Garrison Keillor mixed with Sherwood Anderson, Our Town, and Under Milkwood: a blending destined to move and please all but the meanest of souls. Wonderful."
Jackson (The Underground Man, 1997) offers a nostalgic, tone-perfect evocation of life in an English village during WWII. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"An insightful, colorful account of real achievement in Indian education today—and solid evidence of the benefits of multiculturalism at its best."
Enthusiastic and charmingly frank, Fedullo details his memorable experiences in a decade of teaching creative writing to Native American schoolchildren on reservations throughout the West. Read full book review >

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DARKLOST by Mick Farren
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"Despite rich plotting and colorfully embossed characterizations, much remains unresolved at novel's end; clearly a third volume is forthcoming."
A sequel to Farren's debut vampire novel, The Time of Feasting (1996), about suave, thousand-year-old Victor Renquist (Master of the Nosferatu in Manhattan) and his problems with the police when his followers get out of hand. Read full book review >

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THE TIME OF FEASTING by Mick Farren
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"The historical background offers considerable originality, while the storytelling speeds along with theatrical trumpery through predictable plot points."
First vampire novel by sf writer Farren (Elvis and the Colonel, 1989, not reviewed) swaggers swankily and advances the genre by creating a new version of vampires' ancestry: Their creators came in UFOs, altered human DNA to fashion the new creatures, and, in their spare time, provided the inspiration for humankind's religions. Read full book review >

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NOBODY WALKS by Mick Herron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Herron (Dead Lions, 2013, etc.) strips his revenge story to the bone, paring away unnecessary characters, episodes, speeches and gestures to produce a violent little elegy that grows both more clever and more sour as it hurtles along."
The suspicious death of his son brings an undercover spook for MI-5's Special Ops out of retirement with a vengeance. Read full book review >